Moonstone and its ever changing play of light conjure up images of the shimmering moon. That shimmering quality is called “adularescence” and speaks of shifting feelings and emotions and a sense of magic of the deepest kind, the Divine Feminine.
One of the greatest strengths of the Divine Feminine is the ability to allow and encompass emotions, not as something to be shoved down, but as something to be embraced and allowed to flow. With that flow, you shift into the truth of who you are, more in touch with your purpose and destiny with constant gentle guidance along the way. Your emotions and your heart can guide you well in your life if you listen to their wisdom.
In our fast paced world it’s easy to get caught up in the rush and fall out of synch with your dreamy feminine side. When that happens, you begin to give your mind more credence in helping to guide you and get off track with your life. I heard some of you say in horror, “What? No, my mind will always be true and to be my guiding light. It’s emotions that aren’t to be trusted”. I disagree.
Our emotions are connected to our heart, the depth of who we are, not only here in this world, but eternally, connected to the wisdom of all our lives and futures. Our emotions are a way for our higher self, soul, or guidance to speak to us.
Moonstone takes you deep into your unconscious, the place where all possibilities exist, the source of your deepest, most primal and ancient of powers. Some fear going into this place or inner wisdom and perhaps rightly so, it’s possible to get immersed in this element, forgetting or discounting the “real world”. Balance is needed, don’t discount your mind, but allow it to work in conjunction with your divine feminine. Moonstone can help you with that, guiding you as a beacon towards what you need to know and what is yours to do. Use the light of the moonstone to guide you, inspire and enchant you.
Many women and men fear delving too deeply into their feelings and emotions. If you are afraid to acknowledge or experience your own personal, internal feelings, then try working with or wearing moonstone. The energy of moonstone allows you to accept and understand deep, sometimes confusing emotions, in a way that accesses the wisdom of the emotion, and consequently soothes the feeling or fear of being overwhelmed by emotions.
Are you struggling with finding the right timing – feeling like it’s hard to know when to act or wait? Connect to the tides and rhythms of your life. This stone teaches you to identify current stage of your creation and act appropriately for proper nurturance. Stress and anxiety lessen as you allow your feminine energy to bring balance and harmony to your world.
Are you feeling that the lessons of life or the suffering around you are hardening you, making you less receptive to love and intuition? Moonstone will bring softness, but softness is NOT weakness. In softness you allow. You allow love in. You allow your intuition to flow. You allow your discernment and creativity to surface.
Wearing this magical stone, you move and live in a state of grace that allows those around you to relax in your presence, reducing strife and the “head-butting” that can occur when you move too strongly into your masculine side.Any dominant male attributes will be balanced with some feminine qualities. Moonstone helps you achieve a balance between your heart and mind, yet maintaining a sense of nurturing, and sensitivity to what it means to be human.
One weakness of moonstone is that it’s a fairly soft stone, with a harness of 6 on the Mohs scale. They should be handled with care, just like emotions, they are sensitive. Over time, if your stone dulls, you can take it to a jeweler to have its original shimmer restored.
Moonstone comes in a wide variety of color (and price). The more intense the color, and the more transparent, the more highly valued (costly) the stone is. Traditionally moonstone is almost transparent with a bluish shimmer. One of my personal favorites is the rainbow moonstone as all those colors bring forth a wider variety of experience and healing, it’s almost like wearing a variety of stones, but with a more focused, accessible energy.
Recently new varieties of moonstone have begun to be found in green, brown, orange, black, red, grey and champagne. I’ve even found a few that are purplish. It’s the play of light and ever changing quality that makes this stone so distinctive and, even a little sensual. The basic qualities of moonstone are present in all the varieties of moonstone, yet each also brings additional elements depending on the colors: green – heart, brown – grounding the feminine into the Earth plane, orange – creativity, red – sensuality and passion, champagne – peace, black and grey – mystery and depth. The black and grey versions speak of ancient ritual and “bring down the moon” a practice of bringing the energy of the moon into your body and honoring the goddess.
When choosing a moonstone, pay attention to how you feel when you hold it (or behold it if looking online) if you feel your heart expand or a sudden smile on your face, this just may be your stone. When you wear it, take a moment to connect with its gentle power and honor the divine feminine, goddess within, relaxing into the flow allowing yourself to be gently guided throughout your day.
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AnnaMariah is a gemstone empath, Reiki Master, and guardian of the stones who listens to the guidance of the stones to create transformational gemstone jewelry. Each stone is reactivated with the original energy of creation and is tasked to assist the wearer or recipient of its energy to awaken to full consciousness of who they are and what is theirs to do. In this way you step out of the darkness and into your full light of being.